Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Family Learning to Live on a Budget

Sitting down and really thinking about our financial situation I really need to learn to make wiser decisions on the money we spend each month. I was looking around my home and it is so easy to see how money is just trickling out of our home through wasted electricity, food, products, clothes and much more. As a virtuous woman we are to learn how to be wise with our money even if it is abundant or very little. Learning to really become frugal and truly live on a budget and still be able to take care of the needs of the home is not the easiest thing to accomplish.

We have started with shopping at the thrift stores. This has been great I have had the opportunity to find a lot of deals when I know there are things we need in our home. For example we were in a need of a phone, pot/pans to cook with, and clothes for me and my children. In our home town I found a great shop called Plato’s Closet. It is a thrift store for teens and young adults. There is also the wonderful Goodwill and all the other smaller thrift stores in town. You can find great buys if you take the time to really look the workers do a pretty good job making things look nice and organized to be able to find what you are looking for. When it comes to food I’m still working on that. One thing that I know helps is planning out my meals for the week, get your coupons, and check the sales ads. Wal-Mart does the price match but not the double coupon deal like Shoppers, Wegmans, Giant Food, and Harris Teeter.

Share your thoughts and ideas on what you have tried to save money on your daily living.